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Buck Conner
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PostSubject: Old Ammo and their boxes.   January 29th 2019, 9:42 am

Don't give away or trade off those old cartridge boxes guys, they bring some unexpected good money.  

We just consigned one old box of cartridges that's been in the bottom drawer of an old highboy piece of furnisher. 


Cowan's figured this box and ammo would bring in the $400 - $600 range, finial sale price was $900.  Not bad for an old box of ammo that most would have given away.



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PostSubject: Re: Old Ammo and their boxes.   February 5th 2019, 3:49 pm

As time goes bye I find I have no use for some of my old treasurers. Now with thanks to the Internet we have been moving a good percentage of unneeded items like boxes of 1960's .22 rimfire ammo along with other calibers that I no longer have the guns to match.  

I'm afraid to shoot some of the old stuff because of age and leading issues. I saw somewhere a few guys would lube the lead to help with leading of old ammo? Has anyone ever tried this???

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PostSubject: Re: Old Ammo and their boxes.   February 5th 2019, 6:16 pm

Thanks for posting those Cool box pics.  Perishable historic items, like those paper boxes, don't hold up very well over time...especially when exposed to humidity and moisture.
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PostSubject: Re: Old Ammo and their boxes.   February 6th 2019, 11:08 am

Marty I contacted the "International Association of .22 Caliber Collectors" had no idea there was such a group. I'll scan this message and place it here, good information for those interested.











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PostSubject: Re: Old Ammo and their boxes.   February 6th 2019, 11:13 am

I have like many of you - shot up valuable ammo then throw away the boxes, all worth good money. 

On Ebay empty boxes are getting anywhere from a few bucks to over $50 per box (depends on condition like any antique).

Now I'm going to have to research what ammo I don't want to shoot is worth, will take pictures. But that comes after I get done working with Stoney on his issues with selling his wares.

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PostSubject: Re: Old Ammo and their boxes.   February 6th 2019, 4:34 pm

That was a good read study on .22's.  I remember most the first time plastic containers were introduced.  It was a lot easier to count the remaining rounds. Laughing

I reloaded most everything I shot, so never had much of anything in the way of factory load boxes.
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